Kickstart to Career Newaygo County

Kickstart to Career Newaygo County is a children's savings account program designed to build aspirations, encourage savings, increase financial education, and assist with career or college expenses.

A savings account is opened in the name of each kindergartner enrolling in school fall 2018 through 2027. Fremont Area Community Foundation manages the program and makes an initial deposit of $50 into each account. Students can earn an additional $50 each year through 12th grade and friends and family can make deposits any time. Funds can be used for any qualifying career or educational expense after high school.

Kickstart to Career is a joint program of Fremont Area Community Foundation and ChoiceOne Bank.

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Studies show that children with even a small savings account are more likely to:​

  • Attend college

  • Graduate from college

  • Have bank accounts as adults

  • Have healthier credit as adults


Students with savings accounts have also been shown to have higher math and reading scores.

So far, 566 savings accounts have been opened for students in Newaygo County!​

Savings Account Impact